Former Dundee United defender Coll Donaldson hopes he might have shut up a few of his critics after dumping his old team out of the cup.
Donaldson admits the didn’t enjoy his two years with the Tangerines and was jeered at times during Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final tie, which the Highlanders won 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Aaron Doran.
The big central defender, who was at United from July 2015 until he was released in August 2017, enjoyed a pretty comfortable afternoon as the home frontmen struggled to make an impact on the ICT backline.
Donaldson said: “I definitely enjoyed that.
“I think my reaction to the final whistle speaks for itself.
“It meant a lot, not just on a personal level, but as a team.
“We have had a lot of questions asked of us recently and have been struggling in the league so that is a massive result for us.
“I have spoken previously about it (his spell at United) and it wasn’t a good time for myself.
“But it’s about how you react.
“Coming to Tannadice and winning a Scottish Cup quarter-final might – but probably won’t – shut a few people up.
“A bit of banter – is that what it is now?
“They (his United hecklers) are entitled to their opinions.
“I’m a football fan myself so I know what it’s like.
“Not everyone can be a fans’ favourite and I certainly wasn’t here.
“I’m not looking to dwell on that, though, because I am an Inverness player now and I love playing for the club.”